Thomas Tuchel addresses Chelsea dressing room problems ahead of Leeds and Liverpool FA Cup final

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed that the transfer and ownership talk at the club has distracted his players.

The Blues risk seeing a season that promised a lot fizzle out, after they disastrously threw away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 against Wolves.

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Before that, they had lost to relegation-threatened Everton and could only draw with Manchester United.

Mason Mount of Chelsea (obscured) celebrates with teammates after scoring their team’s second (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The European Champions have won just once in their last five Premier League games, and have seen their healthy lead in third cut to just one point ahead of fourth-placed Arsenal going into the final three games of the season.

This week there had been reports of a bust-up between the manager and left-back Marcos Alonso, even though the club later denied it.

Top defender Antonio Rudiger is on his way to Real Madrid, while Andreas Christensen is reported to have signed a deal with Barcelona and is only quiet about it because he respects the fans.

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea embraces Marcos Alonso after the Premier League match (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Even the news of new ownership under a Todd Boehly-led consortium has done little to lift mood, and Tuchel now has to turn things around quickly if they are to stand a decent chance of winning against Liverpool at Wembley this weekend.

The Champions League-winning manager admitted for the first time his team has been distracted by the recent uncertainty surrounding the club.

He said: “You can always end up in a situation where the players towards the end of the season talk to other clubs and get distracted. That kind of thing happens.

“But it is easier if you are free to act and talk to those involved.

“Right now it feels like we are spectators to the development, and we do not like that.

“We have a passive role. A lot of things have been discussed, and if you put it all together, then you might have an explanation for why our game lacks a little edge.”